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Podcasts are an excellent way for entrepreneurs to gain inspiration and actionable career advice.
However, entrepreneurs in minority communities searching for podcasts for and about people with similar experiences and identities to themselves may have a hard time doing so.
In this post, we’ve compiled a list of educational podcasts for entrepreneurs in minority groups that are worth listening to gain inspiration and insight from people with shared experiences.
1. Side Hustle Pro
Side Hustle Pro’s host Nicaila Matthews Okome interviews inspiring Black women entrepreneurs that have grown side hustles into profitable businesses. Listeners learn about their processes, failures, and successes and leave with strategies to leverage to help them build their side projects or interests into successful ventures.
2. The Diversity Gap
The Diversity Gap Podcast, hosted by Bethaney Wilkinson, discusses the gaps between good intentions for diversity and the actual impact of those intentions. Each episode features guests that discuss strategies and best practices for creating an organizational culture that allows people from all racial backgrounds to thrive at work. It’s a great listen for business owners and entrepreneurs looking to champion DEI at their workplace.
3. ¿Quién Tú Eres?
¿Quién Tú Eres?, hosted by Pabel Martinez of Plurawl, empowers Latinx communities to be their most authentic and full selves at work by redefining what professionalism means and looks like in the workplace. Each episode features a guest who defines professionalism and shows how they show up as their most authentic selves at work.
4. The Out Entrepreneur
The Out Entrepreneur, hosted by Rhodes Perry, is an interview-based show where Perry speaks with LGBTQ entrepreneurs, business owners, and founders who share insight into their career journeys, building businesses, and actionable advice and inspiration to those embarking on their own ventures.
5. A Slight Change of Plans
Dr. Maya Shankar is the host of A Slight Change of Plans, where she discusses human behavior and the things that contribute to us becoming who we are. Through conversations with popular guests like Riz Ahmed and scientists like Dr. Ayelet Fishbach, listeners learn more about themselves, others, and how to set goals and lead fulfilling lives.
6. Queer Money
Queer Money is a podcast about how personal and business finance affects the LGBTQ+ community. Hosts David Auten and John Schneider discuss how they’ve built the life they wanted and achieved financial security and educate listeners on how they can do the same for themselves and their businesses.
7. South Asian Trailblazers
Simi Shah, the host of South Asian Trailblazers, interviews South Asian entrepreneurs and leaders amid their career journeys and discusses the businesses they’ve built from the ground up. The conversations give actionable insight and advice to those currently forging the path ahead and looking for success.
8. The Enabled Disabled
Gustavo Serafini hosts The Enabled Disabled Podcast, where he hopes to shift the narrative about disability and entrepreneurship. He speaks about what it does and doesn’t mean to have a disability and interviews entrepreneurs and business owners about their career trajectories and achievements.
iDigress, hosted by Troy Sandidge, guides listeners through the world of marketing and gives actionable insight into strategies that can help you grow your business and achieve sustainable, scalable success. Episodes are 30 minutes or less, meaning you can gain considerable insight and tips from an industry expert in a snackable form.
10. Pow Wow Pitch
Sunshine Quem Tenasco hosts the Pow Wow Pitch Podcast, an interview-based show featuring successful Indigenous entrepreneurs who share their stories and insight to empower other Indigenous entrepreneurs.
11. Latina to Latina
Latina to Latina’s host, Alicia Menendez, talks to Latinas about their career trajectories and getting to where they are. Menendez digs deep, and listeners hear unique origin stories about business growth and tips and strategies to overcome obstacles and failures. It’s a valuable resource for Latinx entrepreneurs looking to thrive in a system built to keep them out.
12. Content is Profit
Content is Profit, hosted by Luis D. Camejo and Luis A. Camejo, discusses top marketing leaders and the frameworks and strategies they use to create high-value marketing content that turns a profit. It’s a good listen for any business professional or entrepreneur looking to form a content strategy or update their existing process to draw in more leads and drive revenue.
13. Native Business Podcasts
Native Business Podcast, hosted by Gary and Carmen Davis of Native Business Magazine, features news, information, and thought leadership from successful native entrepreneurs and Tribal Leaders about their experiences and insights on business, entrepreneurship, and successes.
14. Choose Inclusion
Choose Inclusion’s podcast description begins with “What happens when a blind man, a woman of color, and a wannabe Latino get together to discuss how diversity, equity, and inclusion can impact business?” Mike Hess, Nina Baliga, and UB Ciminieri have conversations about the different ways that diversity, equity, and inclusion impact business, from developing your own DEI program to being an active participant in workplace events.
15. LatinX Can
Dr. Jeniree Flores Delgado hosts Latinx Can, where Latinx professionals from varied industries and career paths share advice, tips, and actionable tools for listeners to harness and incorporate into their career plans to achieve their goals.
16. Blissful Prospecting
JBay, host of Blissful Prospecting, interviews sales experts, leaders, and high-performers to understand how they’ve achieved success. Listeners will get actionable tips, strategies, and advice that will help you harness your full sales potential, capture leads, and land meetings that help you grow your business.
Ready to Listen?
Browse through the options on this list and get to listening; the show might just give you the final piece of advice or encouragement you’re looking for to get you where you want to be.